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Men’s D3 roundup: DeSales, Ursinus, Cabrini, Swarthmore remain undefeated; Gwynedd wins in 3OT

Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/13/19
From Press Releases

Junior Frank Krug (La Salle) broke the record for most caused turnovers in a game leading the DeSales University men’s lacrosse team past local rival Moravian College, 6-5, in a non-conference game between two undefeated rivals Wednesday afternoon.

The Basics/Notes
Records: DeSales (6-0); Moravian (5-1)
It is DeSales’s best start to a season in program history.
The six wins are already just two shy of a school-record for wins in a season (8 set in 2013).
Head coach Matt Brancaccio is now DSU’s all-time leader in wins with 29, surpassing Fran Meagher who had 27 in his six years.

How it Happened
DeSales never trailed in this low scoring affair, scoring three of the first goals to take a 3-1 lead early in the third quarter.
Moravian tied the game at three before the Bulldog scored three straight to take a 6-3 advantage with eight minutes left in the game.
The Greyhounds scored twice in the span of 1:27 to get within a goal with 2:57 to go but the Bulldogs defense stood tall over the final three minutes to ice the win.

Top Bulldog Performers
Krug breaks his own record of seven caused turnovers to break the single-game record, recording nine in today’s win. He added a game-high eight ground balls.
Freshman Kai Taylor (Charter Schol of Wilmington) and junior Justin Monaghan (Ridley) each had one goal and one assist to lead the attack.
Sophomore Zach Bowen (Appoquinimink), senior Joe Neggia, junior Matt Brown (Central Bucks East), and freshman Kurtis King also scored goals.
Sophomore Colin Corrado (Gloucester Catholic) won 7-of-14 face-offs.
Senior Matt Barry had seven saves in goal.
For Moravian
Austin Adams finished with a game-high three goals and Kurt Dick (Hatboro-Horsham) finished with eight saves.

Ursinus 16, Eastern 7

Bobby McClure (Haverford High) continued his hot stretch of scoring, tying a single-game school record with six goals – all in the first half – of a convincing win over Eastern at Patterson Field.

With much more spring-like weather, the newly-minted 9th-ranked Bears cruised in the last non-conference contest of the season to move to 6-0, their best start since 2010.

McClure’s six first-half goals and two assists for the game sparked the Ursinus offense. He tied five other Ursinus players who’ve scored six goals in a game and scored one more than his previous high of five goals on a couple occasions.

Aside from McClure, senior Peter DeSimone tallied two goals to give him 100 for his career. DeSimone is second in program history behind Dane Mangin ’08, who has 110. DeSimone’s four total points also moved his total to 152, now tied for third with Mark Stratton ’15.

Aiden Baltz (St. Augustine Prep) dominated again at the X, winning 18 of 26 attempts and matching his season high with 13 ground balls for the second game in a row. Hakan Atillasoy (Harriton) added three goals and two assists.

Trent Ashton had three goals and an assist for Eastern (2-4).

Cabrini 20, Ohio Wesleyan 6

Tyler Kostack (Marple Newtown) pumped in seven goals and Jakob Klein (Wilson) had three goals and two assists while Luke McCallion (Haverford High) won 13 of 17 faceoffs as Cabrini improved to 6-0.

Swarthmore 17, Southwestern (TX) 13

RyanMulvey had three goals and two assists and Mason Evarts had three goals to pace the visiting Garnet (5-0).

Gwynedd Mercy 11, Albright 10, 3 OT

Ryan Simpson (Upper Darby) scored in the third overtime lifted Gwynedd Mercy (5-1).

Simpson netted three goals, with his final tally of the game coming with 1:23 left in the third extra session, making it the longest game in program history. The total time of 70:37 bests the previous mark of 68:27, which also was a three overtime win for Gwynedd at King’s back on March 20th, 2010. This is his second game-winning overtime goal this season after he did it at Lycoming last month.

Goalie Aubron Swartley notched 10 saves including a huge stop with seconds remaining in the second overtime.

Kohler Setley (La Salle) finished career highs of four goals and five points. Jordan Dzierzgowski (2, Washington Twp, NJ), Joseph Pandolfi (Washington Twp, NJ), and Zach Groses (Penncrest) also scored for GMercyU who saw the Lions rally back from a 10-4 deficit in the fourth quarter.

Joey Giordano picked up a personal-best 14 groundballs while going 17-of-23 on faceoffs.

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